Car 🚗 bomb blast 💥 kills seven in Somalia's 🇸🇴 Mogadishu‼️

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A car bomb blast near a popular market in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, has killed at least seven people, according to officials.

Thursday's explosion, which also wounded several people, occurred alongside a densely-populated road near Hamarweyne market, an area that has previously suffered bomb attacks claimed by the al-Shabab armed group.

"The blast was caused by a luxurious car loaded with explosives, which was detonated at a civilian, densely-populated area, and seven people were killed and several others wounded," Abdifatah Omar Halane, city administration spokesman, told reporters.

A witness told Reuters said he saw at least three dead bodies and a damaged minibus with blood stains on it. Al-Shabab, which is fighting Somalia's internationally recognised government, has repeatedly attacked civilian and military targets in Mogadishu and other towns with gunmen and suicide bombers.

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